JNU VC was already being blamed for having inclination towards BJP and Hindutva ideology.Jawaharlal Nehru University students have been protesting against his decisions time and again.

Now, there is a fresh row over appointment of a Hindutva ideologue Rajiv Malhotra as an honorary visiting professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Centre for Media Studies. Rajiv is an Indian-American author.

Rajiv Malhotra gave the information of his appointment via tweeter that he will deliver his first lecture on 2nd November on the subject of “Sanskrit Non-Translatables”.

In August this year, Malhotra sparked controversy aftermath of Kerala floods when he tweeted asking people to donate to help Kerala Hindus.  “Christians and Muslims worldwide raising lots of money to help mainly their own ppl & agendas,” tweeted Malhotra, which he had deleted.

Malhotra came into limelight when he offered a “very provocative business model” to Bill Gates and other billionaires to help him in their next incarnation. In a video; Malhotra can be heard asking Bill Gates, Ambani and Warren Buffett to give some amount of their wealth to Malhotra’s trust. He claims that if they do so, Malhotra and his team with the help of ‘Agama’ can trace their rebirth and then they would transfer the same money to them.

It is clear that Rajiv Malhotra uses religion as a way to deceit people. This way he not only makes ‘Hindus’ agree to his sayings. He even makes them hateful of people belonging to other religions.

Subhash Kak, an Indian American computer scientist, was also appointed as visiting professor to JNU before this. Scroll.in has reported that Kak was among teachers at US universities who issued a letter welcoming PM Narendra Modi’s initiatives. This was in response to a statement issued by leading South Asian experts at US universities urging Silicon Valley industrialists to be cautious about doing business with Modi.

The appointment of Malhotra, Kak and Dasgupta as honorary visiting professors have been controversial. This is after a series of allegations are levelled against vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar by the JNU academic community for allegedly flouting norms. They claim that Jagadesh tries to get candidates close to the Sangh parivar appointed at the university.


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